Thrive, Not Just Survive, XX
Thrive, Not Just Survive, XX

Join us on May 9, 2014
Attend both or just one.
Workshop: Thrive - Not JUST Survive XX - Building a Healthy, Independent Practice

& Dinner: Politics and Your Practice 2014

Up to 6.0 Hours Category I CME*

Register for Workshop or Register for Dinner Only

DATE: Friday, May 9, 2014

WHEN: 12:30pm to 6:00pm - Workshop
6:00pm to 9:00pm - Reception, Briefing & Dinner

LOCATION: Marriott, Minneapolis Airport
2020 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, MN 55425
GROUP RATE: $92/night (Until 4/17)
Click Here to Make Hotel Reservation Online. Or call 952-854-7441 and mention AAPS.

COST: Workshop (includes dinner):
$99 AAPS & MPPA members
$149 non-members,
$49 Office staff w/ Doctor
Residents, Medical Students FREE
Dinner Only: $39/person


Workshop Information:

You can break out of the
Third-Party Payment Strait Jacket!

Before healthcare "reform" puts you to work for big insurance or the govt!

Move now before "reform" goes into effect.

Join AAPS at the special rate of $199
& attend the workshop for free

Jumpstart your practice
with the workshop developed by
physicians, not - consultants.

If you've been thinking about moving your practice
away from third-party contracts or eliminating them
altogether, this workshop is designed for you.


  • Physicians, residents, & staff who want to:
  • Convert to, or set up a cash-only practice
  • Reduce or eliminate government & third-party contracts
  • Incorporate consumer-driven healthcare into your practice


Dinner Information:

Join your fellow AAPS colleagues and the AAPS Board of Directors for a reception, briefing, and dinner on the evening of May 9.

Presenters to Be Announced.


Register for Workshop or Register for Dinner Only



Workshop: 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM

11:30a Registration begins

12:30 PM
Welcome: Dave Racer

12:40 PM to 1 PM
The Health Reform Maze: A Blueprint for Physician Practice.
Richard Reece, MD

1 PM to 2:30 PM
Case Studies: Direct Pay Primary Care and Specialty Care
Don Gehrig, MD
Doug Nunamaker, MD
Susan Wasson, MD
Lee Beecher, MD

2:30 PM to 2:45 PM

2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Legal Wellness: How a cash-based practice can reduce legal exposure and other benefits of third party free models. Andy Schlafly, JD

3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Transitioning a Surgical Practice Away from Third Parties
Mitchell Brooks, MD
Kathleen Brown, MD
Robert Sewell, MD

4:30 PM to 5:00 PM

The Physicians' Guide to Opting Out Of Medicare: Why and How
Larry Huntoon, MD

5:00 PM TO 5:25 PM
Free Market Innovations Driving Patient-Centered Solutions to Medical Care Financing: Dave Racer, M.Litt.

5:25 PM to 6:00 PM
Tools to Assist Patients and Doctors Utilize & Implement Direct Pay Health Care Options Sean Parnell
Daniel Goldberg

Reception/Briefing/Dinner: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

6:00 PM

6:25 PM
Introduction to Politics and Your Practice 2014
Jane Orient, MD

6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
National and State-based Activism and Policies to Protect and Empower Patients
Twila Brase, CCHF
Peter Nelson, CAE

7:15 PM to 7:45 PM

7:45 PM to 8:30 PM
What Politicians Could Learn from Doctors about How to Do Their Jobs Merrill Matthews, PhD

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint sponsorship of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS) and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is accredited by the New Mexico Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement: RMCHCS designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™."Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
co-sponsored by the
Minnesota Physician-Patient Alliance (MPPA)


Susan Wasson, M.D.
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Osakis, MN

Mitchell Brooks, M.D.
Orthopedics, Dallas, TX

Richard Reece, MD
MedInnovation Blog

Twila Brase, RN
President, Citizens' Council for Health Freedom

Doug Nunamaker, MD
Atlas MD

Merrill Matthews, Ph.D.
Health policy expert,

Kathy Brown, MD
Oregon Coast Dermatology

Robert Sewell, M.D.
Master Center for Minimally-Invasive Surgery
Dallas, TX

Dave Racer, M.Litt.
Author, Why Health Care Costs So Much?

Sean Parnell
Author, The Self Pay Patient

Daniel Goldberg
Gold Medical Marketing
New York, NY

Lee Beecher, M.D. Psychiatrist
St Louis Park, MN

Don Gehrig, M.D.
Internal Medicine
St. Paul, MN